Thanks a lot guys for all the input ! Well we ended up sailing to Italy
and have now stayed instead of continuing to Greece
. We bought a Van here to take us back to France
. When I started looking for a car I found the local websites and started calling around. 99% of the calls went like this
"hello, do you speak english"
"hello, Im calling about your car for sale
, do you speak english
So I ended up contacting a local guide who speaks English
and Italian to make some calls for us and drive us around to look at cars. That worked out great and we found a car at a dealer. A bit tricky getting paperwork sorted and transfer fees
are around 600 EU here even for a cheap
car. We ended up asking the dealer to mark the car as Demolito, meaning we have to export it and it isn't allowed to return to Italy
. So we will have 5-7 days to take it out of Italy and in France
we will re register French and ..more paperwork, fees
etc, eventually sell it again.
We were offered a car by fellow cruisers who needed to get their car back to UK, but the timing didn't work out. We still have last years car in Barcelona
, so if anyone needs a car there or is heading North from there, let me know!
Anyway, I will update later, fingers crossed it makes the 2000km trip without problems..